Thursday, January 30, 2014

Another Finish

Since I accomplished everything I had on my January "To Do" list I had time to work on a few other projects.

I finished this UFO from last year.... 

My Trip Around the World.  The directions for making this so easy came from Bonnie Hunter.  I decided on doing the layout a bit differently.  I used Jelly Rolls that I purchased from Connecting Threads.

This is the backing I used on the quilt...Hibiscus Flowers.  It goes well with the front.  I'm so glad to have this finished and I really like how it turned out.

Here's another project I worked on.  

It is a little fuzzy...I guess because I am a little fuzzy today...sinuses.  I started this last November.  It is a Lisa Bonegan pattern.  I finished hand quilting it and it is now ready for a sleeve and binding.

I also made a block from Legend and Lace.

I was worried about the curved piecing.  But I've found if I just jump in and do it and not worry too much I can get it done.  It's not perfect...but neither am I.

The other day I spent the day pin basting my "Trip Around the World" quilt and Ashley's quilt.  I finished my "Trip" quilt and have just started quilting Ashley's quilt.

The yellow looks so much brighter in the picture.  I have backed this quilt with flannel.  The flannel back doesn't go through the machine as easily as cotton fabrics so this is going to take me longer than I planned.  I chose to use this wavy stitch.  I'm happy with the outcome.  I think she will be too.

Well, tomorrow is February 1st.  Let's see.... It's the 3rd anniversary of my blog, my husband and I are celebrating our 25th Anniversary on the 10th and we have Valentines Day.

To honor all three I am going to have a giveaway each week.  I went through my library of quilting books (and I have way to many) and discovered I have doubles on quite a few books.   These will be the giveaway prizes.  I will post on Sunday with all the details.

Thanks for stopping by and enjoy your weekend.

Hugs, Cathy


Carrie P. said...

Congrats on that gorgeous finish. Love it.
So many things to celebrate. Happy Anniversary! on both!

audrey said...

Congrats on finishing up your January To Do list! Very impressive.:) Love your basket! I am going to have to make the baskets in that series too--can't resist!

Janet O. said...

I love your Scrappy trips!
Lisa Bongean's pattern looks familiar--I've made a couple of those myself.
You have all kinds of fun events coming up. : )

Gayle said...

I love your version of the Trip Around the World quilt - great way to make it all your own...... Looking forward to giveaway details - who can't use another quilt book? LOL

Mara said...

Your trip around the world is great.

libbyquilter said...

love that little sheep with stars piece and you are making some really fabulous progress on that list of yours~!!!~


Elizabeth said...

So many fun things going on! I love your trip around the world. The colors are beautiful! Congrats on a great finish and thanks for linking up!

xo -E